Wheat has long been one of the most important crops in the world, with millions of acres devoted to wheat production. Kansas produces the most wheat of any state, making up 18% of the total U.S. wheat production. Illinois ranks third in the nation, with about 83% of wheat production taking place in the southern half of the state. Scroll through the slideshow for more fun wheat facts:
More foods are made with wheat than any other cereal grain.